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Monday, February 2, 2009

You can call me Steve!

It seems the only thing the weather has done this winter is alternate between rain and gloom. Frankly, it's getting depressing. I've been thinking about days long gone when there was no t.v or computer to use as a crutch for hobbling through the doldrums of winter.

I've been thinking a lot about Noah's wife. You know, from the Bible. How in the heck did she do it? How did she keep her sons from complaining, bickering and just generally driving her bonkers for the forty days and nights that it rained? And if she could achieve this feat thousands of years ago, what was her secret? Sure, they had the whole ark thing going. It probably kept them pretty busy, what with the animals, and the poop and all. But still.


After studious reflection and painstaking research I have an explanation, and it's the same reason why Noah's wife is not named in the Bible. If she was like me, she got tired of hearing "Mom! She's sitting in my spot!" and "Mom! Something really sticky is all over the floor!" and "Hey mom? Does nail polish come off of wood?"

I'm fairly certain, in fact, that Noah's wife got so tired of hearing "Mom...." that she changed her name and didn't tell anyone to what she changed it.

I'm going to follow her lead. I am changing my name and will no longer respond to any stament, comment, or question that begins with "Mom" and ends with a declaration of sibling rivalry or a complaint of any form. From now on, you can call me Steve. But please don't tell the kids.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Steve, Happy Ground Hog day. Love MOM

Gibby said...

You know, Steve, I guess I never thought about Noah's mom before. Could you imagine what she told her friends..."God, Noah's got one of his fandangled ideas in his head again..."

Gibby said...

P.S. I think Mom is a hit on your blog. Kind of like when Letterman has his mom on or when Bonnie Hunt has hers. Cracks me up.

Debbie said...

That is such a great idea. You are brilliant Steve.

:) said...

Steve! Wonderful to meet you :) You'll have to let us all know how it works... You could have something here!

I haven't visitted in awhile, and I have been smiling all morning as I've worked through all your fun posts.

outsidev oice said...

Wait, shouldn't it be Steve! (with an exclamation point, like KathyB! or Mom!!!!!!!!)?

Lana said...

Oh, Steve, you crack me up. My mom used to tell me she changed her name and wasn't going to tell me what her new name was. Hokey doodles that was frustrating!! And now I do it to my kids...:S

Kathy B! said...

You're absolutely right! It should be Steve! I'm updating the title as we speak (or comment!)

Minxy Mimi said...

LOL!!! I never thought about the ark or its inhabitants in quite that way! I bet Noah's wife wanted to jump overboard!

faemom said...

LOL. I remember making cheers to get my mom's attention; she warned me that I would learn to hate the word. And because I'm a know-it-all, Noah's wife didn't have much to worry about with her three sons because they brought their wives, so she got to be the MIL and had three grandkids eigtht months later to spoil.